>You don't need to restart to install updates on Linux
And before you tards give me shit about the kernel needing restart, not regular programs, regular programs don't need to restart in Win either.
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problem is that a lot of windows components are IN the kernel, while with Linux, Linux only has whatever it needs to operate as a kernel.
You can have your Desktop Environment updated in a GNU/Linux distro without rebooting.
You can't have that in Windows.
You can have openSSL or whatever SSL lib you are using patched without rebooting in a GNU/Linux distro, but in Windows you have to reboot.
Nobody ever argued that a kernel update doesn't need a reboot, but even that, with the new 4.X series, they introduced live patching, without the need to restart.
To be honest, personally, I, don't know how to do it, but its possible.
Its not anybody's fault, but of yourself, that you can't into reading comprehension.
Wait, windows update updates your programs?
regular programs need restart though.
You have to kill them and start them up again so you can run the new version.
The kernel have found a way to apply patches on a running system, but it is easier to just reboot
No, this was just their first attempt to force updates.
Windows security is shit regardless of its updated or not. Most viruses, if not almost all, come from software you run as administrator anyways.
Plus windows update breaks installs offer. At least half my installs died that way.
Windows may have poor security even when updated, but when not it becomes far worse. Why leave yourself open to known zero days just because there are more zero days that might exist?
I have personally never had an update break an install. What updates cause this?
you are correct, however, traces are left behind for some reason until you reboot.
I'm not sure if it's just antivirus programmers laziness, or a Windows culprit really, but if you look through your processes, files, etc, they cannot be killed/deleted if you haven't restarted your computer after uninstalling.
I am guessing that Windows has to load the components early on during boot, and they can't be killed for some reason? so you also can't delete it's files because the processes are using those files.
>i run commands to update my programs
It's antivirus software devs not knowing how to stop and remove their services and processes. If you kill them manually you can remove them fine.
Linux will continue to function as expected because kernel changes are not made until reboot. Windows on the other hand will make changes to the running system that break functionality.
>It's antivirus software devs not knowing how to stop and remove their services and processes
you might be right really, I haven't used Windows since my childhood.
Will certainly look into it next time I have access to a Windows machine.
[spoiler]their is nothing wrong with aliasing your package manager commands to "update" and simply writie update in a terminal once in a while :^)[/spoiler]
>Entire US Department of Defense runs Red Hat Linux, including US Army & Navy on the nuclear submarine fleet
>Northrup-Grumman MQ8B Fire Scout drones Vertical Takeoff & Landing system runs on Linux.
>US Federal Aviation Authority runs Red Hat Linux.
>US National Nuclear Security Administration use Red Hat and Fedora
>Amazon.com uses Linux "in nearly every corner of its business".
>The Chicago Mercantile Exchange's all-Linux infrastructure has processed over a QUADRILLION dollars worth of financial transactions (All the money in the world, 16.66 times over)
>London Stock Exchange uses Linux.
>New York Stock Exchange uses Linux.
>NASA put Linux on ALL International Space Station laptops.
>All of CERN (Including Large Hadron Collider) runs on Linux.
>Google runs on Linux.
>The NSA uses Red Hat Linux.
>Over 90% of the world's fastest supercomputers run Linux
>96.6% of the world's top 1 million websites run on Linux
But tell us more about how you "can't be productive on Linux".
>Is it possible to switch DEs without restarting X
I think it is, as the whole DE components can be interchangeable (LXDE is a perfect example for that, you can start a blank X session and fire up LXDE components one by one)
the only "complicated" part of a DE is it's WM, and I remember I used to use some trick when I used DWM which allowed me to restart DWM, switch to i3, and etc, without closing X.
>What's the case with wayland?
I have no idea, I don't think so, as the WM is the whole implementation of Wayland, afaik.
you have no idea what you are talking about and conclude some bullshit based on bad practices.
Ubuntu and Fedora do the right thing with wanting to restart:
>Replacing libraries and files while the OS is running can cause problems ranging from application crashes to inconsistent system states where processes are using different versions of a library at the same time. By installing system updates 'outside' the normal system operation, we avoid these problems.